Friday, August 9, 2013

The things kids say

Or more specifically, the things MY kids say.........

There used to be a time when my kids were sweet. Then they met other kids, and suddenly they are back talking me like there is no tomorrow. I don't really know where it comes from honestly. The neighborhood kids? School? Dance? Super Why?

A few nights ago I bought the girls Despicable Me, I figured we could make some popcorn, have a few M&M's, eat some twinkies (cause you know, they look like the minions) and have a fun night. We did! It was great, it was the following night where everything went crazy.

I brought the leftover twinkies upstairs from the basement and put them on the counter. Finn asked if she could have one and I told her if she ate her soup she could have one. Her being the good little girl she is ate all that soup and got her twinkie. Gillian on the other hand didn't want to eat her soup, she only wanted her twinkie. This Mom wasn't giving in though.......

So she whined, and cried all over the house about it. "MOM I WANT ONE OF THOSE THINGS YOU GAVE FINLEY"

After about a hour of screaming for "one of those things you gave Finn" she finally came up to be and gave me the evil eye.

Then she put her hand on her hip, pointed her finger at me and said "Mom.....if you don't give me one of those things you gave Finley I'm going to pee all over your face."


And I laughed, out loud, hysterically. I know, I know, I should have beat the little brat but I was so taken aback by the whole thing all I could was laugh.

It makes me wonder though, where does she come up with this stuff? I swear I've never threatened to pee in anyone's face........yet.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Its been a while......a VERY long while.

Its funny, when I worked I blogged constantly. Now that I'm home I never do. Just goes to show you how much free time I had at work and how crazy busy I am at home!

Did I ever tell you how much I love being home? I know, who wouldn't love not working right? Actually when I worked I felt so bored all day, now I actually feel like I'm doing something. Its awesome.

So onto why I'm really here......."The girls" (as I have affectionately dubbed them)

They are awesome.

They make me crazy, but they are awesome.

They are 3 1/2 now and they crack me up. Finley is the most opinionated child I have EVER met. It took me a long time to realize I'm not going to win with her. Now I let her make the rules and were good. She picks her own clothes, shoes, hair accessories.......basically everything. If you ever tried to make a decision for her you better believe she'll go the opposite of what you wanted. I love that kid, man she's a little spunky version of myself and as much as she annoys me I know she'll go places in life with her attitude. I can see her as defense attorney in 25 years. And no guy is going to stand a chance with her that's for sure! She's still a peanut, or a "teeny tiny" as she calls herself. She has the smallest waist I have ever seen. She could seriously still fit 12m waisted clothes, most 24m stuff barely fits her, unless it has an adjustable waist. She weighs a whole 26 1/2 lbs and is about 36" tall. Her hair is a little darker than Gillians now and while she was sporting bangs for a while, I have started doing the side bang on her and I like it better. She can spell her name out loud and can write it all except her "e" is always upside down, and she knows it but can't figure out how to do it correctly. It makes her nuts. She can finally say her name. I'm not going to lie, I cried the day she pronounced it right. "Sinley" is a thing of the past, now she is Finley Hope Gray! She finished up her first year of dance a couple months ago and loved it and is starting cheerleading in a couple of weeks.

Gillian always used to be my sweetie, but even she's getting some major attitude lately. I knew it was only a matter of time but nothing could have prepared me for her back talking me. A few weeks ago she was blowing a whistle or something in the back seat while I was driving, after about 10 minutes I asked her to stop but she kept on going. I finally said "Gillian if you don't stop blowing that thing I'm going to chuck it out the window" she quickly responded "Mom, if you don't stop I'm going to chuck YOU out the window." And there was silence, just Gary and I looking at each other trying not to crack up, because honestly what else can you do but laugh at that? She weighs about 30lbs now and has more of a platinum blonde color to her hair than Finn and like Finley is wearing a side bang now.  She loved dance too but seemed a little bored at times, she came out at least a once a class to "use the bathroom", but I think she was either bored or missed me. We're going to do it again this year so we'll see how it goes. She's going to do cheerleading too. Should be interesting is all I can say!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Boom Boom Bang

"Boom Boom Bang" is Gillians new phrase this week. Not sure where she heard it or what it means but tonight she said to Finley "Hey Finley, Boom Boom Bang" (insert random singing of her ABC's)  M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T......then she screamed "ROCK THE BEATS SISSY"

Thats my crazy girl!

Their imaginations have been running wild lately. They are pretend playing all over the house and its hysterical to listen to. Gillian calls everyone "honey" when she plays and they are just starting to grasp the concept of sharing and actually playing nicely together. I'm in heaven.

I can actually get something accomplished when they are playing now instead of breaking up fights every 3 seconds.

Not only are they playing better but they are cleaning up after themselves. Double Score!

Finley is talking up a storm lately but I have to admit that some of it I have a hard time understanding. Gillian has taken it upon herself to be the interpretor. Which is fine with me. Today the girls said they wanted to see Santa and I asked them what they wanted Santa to bring them for Christamas. Finley said what I thought sounded like "a puple bancy fing" and I said "a what thing" and Gillian came running over and said "she said she wants a purple bouncy thing mom" and then ran off.

Monday, July 2, 2012

"I go stinky in my pull up"

So we were having an issue with Finley not wanting to poop in the potty. Instead she runs, gets a pull up and puts that on, poops in it and then comes to me and says "change me." not cool. I'm sorry, if you're old enough to say "change me" then you're old enough to poop in a potty. Did I mention 2 1/2 year old poops are like adult poops and are gross. Nothing like little baby poops. Double not cool.

So today I tried everything "Don't poop on your princess, she'll be so sad", "Big girls don't poop in pull up's Finley, your a big girl now right", " Oh yucky, poopy in your pants".......  she still stood there like she was going to crap her pants any minute giving me the death stare of hers.

I was sitting there bribing her with everything under the sun, ice cream, M&M's, going swimming, a new toy.....and then it clicked; BATHINGSUITS!

I told her if she pooped on the potty I would take her right out to the store to buy a brand new bathing suit. .

What does she do? She sits on the freaking potty and poops on it right then and there. She was so excited. It was hysterical. She kept saying "That wasn't scary!"

So we got dressed and I took both of them out so she could pick her new "babysuit", she ended up getting a purple one (of course) with tinkerbell on it and a tutu, because no bathingsuit of Finn's is tutuless.

I asked her if she was going to poop again tomorrow on it and she said she would so only time will tell!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2 1/2 years old, where has the time gone?!

The girls are 2 1/2 now and I love this age. LOVE! They are both talk non stop, all day long. The things that come out of their mouths are hysterical and have me sitting around wondering "where did they ever hear that?"

Finley lives for the water. She wakes up and instantly wants to put on her "babysuit" and go swimming. If I tell her its too cold to swim she wears her suit around the house until it warms up enough to go out.

She also loves to change her clothes a million times a day, she is the "resident fashionista" and the things she puts on has me cracking up.

She's still "the boss" of the house. What Finley says usually goes. No one wants to challenge the spunk.

Lately she has a HUGE appetite and has been eating Gillian under the table. The last time I weighed her she was 25lbs and 35 inches tall. I have a feeling she has gained some since then though. Today she has 3 bowls of cereal, 2 bowls of oatmeal, leftover Chinese, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She has been wolfing down her food. She's still WAY tiny for her age. In the 5th percentile for her weight and 20th for her height. She can still wear 12m skirts and shorts. They actually fit her perfect around the waist. I think that will change soon though the way she's going.

She loves to paint, color and play with playdoh. It will keep her busy for hours. I always said I felt like she would be artsy and I could be right. She has that eccentric/artsy vibe about her. We'll see.

Gillian seems to be challenging me a little bit more lately. I'm trying to decide if its her terrible twos or her just exerting her independence a little. She has her moments but for the most part she's still a sweetheart.

She's also talking like crazy and will sit there and have a full conversation with you about anything or everything on her mind. She just started playing "pretend" and will come up to you with a "present" and then you have to pretend to open it and tell her what it is. She thinks its hysterical.

She's about 28lbs now and 36 inches. I think it was 25th-50th for her weight and 50th for her height. She can barely fit into 2t clothes now, some are still baggy on her but they'll do.

Both girls love animals and I'm pretty sure would spend all day at the zoo or aquarium if you let them. We took them to Mystic a month ago and they are still talking about it.

Well those are the updates for now. The girls are keeping me busy, barely have time to get a cup of coffee in now a days but its amazing. I love being home with them, they make me insane most days but they are flipping adorable and I am so grateful to be able to be home with them right now!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

See you later diapers!

Diapers are a thing of the past in this house and I can honestly say it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be.

I tried the 3 day potty training with both girls and it was a nightmare. I wouldn't recommend that to anyone......ever. All it did was scare the heck out of both of them.

Thankfully I didn't scar them too bad because a month after I quit the idea of having potty trained kids Finley potty trained herself. She asked Gary to use the potty and hasn't had one accident. That was probably about 3 months ago. A few weeks ago Gillian started showing a little interest in wearing big girl undies so I put her in a pair, let her pee in them and she was so upset she peed on her princess undies that she has been on the potty since. Piece of cake.

Now the adorable thing is Finley the potty pro helping Gillian the potty newbie in the bathroom. If Gillian announces she has to go Finley says "I take you" and goes in with her. Then she helps her pull down her pants and undies and get up on the stool. Then she very patiently waits until she pees and cheers for her "YEAH GILLIAN WENT PEE PEE!!" After all the fanfare is over she gives her toilet paper and helps her pull up her pants.

Who needs me around when you have a Finley? Now if I could just teach her to make dinner we would be all set!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My little Red Sox fans!

Its pretty easy to tell from this picture that Gillian is my ham and loves to smile for the camera and Finley is the eccentric girly girl with her pink skirt on . We took off to walmart after this pic and she wore her zebra print boots with it too. She's too cute for words. There is no denying she has her own style!

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